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First Peoples Disability Network (FPDN) and Mamre have launched a new ‘Our Way Planning’ resource this week in the Torres Strait Islands. The resource will be used nationally and was officially launched at the NDIS readiness workshops held by Mamre.

The Our Way planning resource was developed in consultation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders living with disability, Elders and community members across NSW, the Northern Territory , Queensland and the Torres Strait Islands.

Uncle Paul Calcott, FPDN said: “The Our Way Planning resource uses the traditional method of art and story telling to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders living with disability to identify areas of their life they need assistance with. The book is designed to recognise the importance of culture, community and Country. Our community’s can use the book in their own way to identify what type of support is needed to help keep them keep strong in their relationships, their family, community and culture.”

For further information regarding the Our Way Planning resources contact FPDN at enquiries@fpdn.org.au

FPDN is the national peak organisation of and for First Peoples with Disability


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